The Roadrunner February 2019

“Roadrunners are fast, strong, and smart”

The Year Continues....

Dear Parents-

We are entering the 2nd half of the year and seeing some great results from the work students and teachers are doing. Now is the time to get our 2nd wind and finish strong. It is great to see all the parent volunteers, PTO members and teachers that support the extra activities that occur throughout the year. The work that all of us do, above and beyond what is expected, is the difference between having a good school or a great school. Thank you!

As we press on, please know that the staff and I at CPE will continue to work hard for your children.

Sincerely,

Walt Davenport

Principal

Family Dinner Time....

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Return of the Jedi......wait, no it's RETURN OF THE MUSIC TEACHER!

We are happy to announce that we have our music teacher back at CPE. Heather Hutton will be your child’s music teacher. K-5th grade students will receive music instruction once or twice a week for the next 9 weeks. We are excited about this opportunity to get your child involved in music! Please look for more information on our music program and performances in the upcoming newsletters.


Here is a personal note from Mrs. Hutton-


I've been receiving such a warm welcome from students and staff here! My main goal is to teach foundational musical skills in a way that is accessible and enjoyable for every student. I also hope that the classes bring an extra dose of inspiration to those who want to continue with music throughout their lives in increased ways. Let me know if you have any questions. Or, if you'd like to visit one of your child's music classes, please check with the classroom teacher. It'd be great to share with you what we're doing!

With thanks,

Heather Hutton

heather.hutton@district6.org

Protein and ADHD Brain Power

Check out this information about how you might be able to help your student achieve more and have good engagement at school through a couple of quick diet adjustments.

Upcoming Events....

2-18 President's Day (No School)

2-21 Literacy Night 5:30-7:30 p.m.

3-7 Kindergarten Round Up (A-L 5:30-6:00 & M-Z 6:15-6:45)

3-7 PTO Meeting 6:00 p.m.

3-11 Professional Development (No School)

3-20 through 3-22 Parent / Teacher Conferences

3-25 through 3-29 Spring Break

4-26 Student Exhibition Night 5:30 - 7:30

Reminder...Please don't block access to the Disabled Parking spaces.

We know the parking lot is difficult to navigate during dismissal, but your consideration of those that are disabled or have difficulty with mobility is much appreciated. Thank you.

Literacy Night -Thursday 2-21-19 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy some pizza, cookies and milk during our literacy Night next week. Students and teachers will have some engaging activities for you to do and experience. It's a superhero theme this year. So, come explore your super hero reading powers and have some fun. See you there!

Attendance at CPE


We recently reviewed our attendance rate at CPE. Our school average is about 95% attendance each year. That equates to students missing about 1 day per month of school. As all of you know, regular attendance (and being on time...school starts at 7:45 for K and 7:55 a.m. for grades 1-5) is paramount in making academic and social growth. We have sent home letters if your student has fallen below the 95% average. We recognize that Winter months are often characterized with illnesses, holidays and other family circumstances and we work hard to understand the individual dynamics of each student situation. By no means, do we want ill students to attend school just to maintain their attendance rate. If they are legitimately ill, they should stay home. However, it is important that parents are aware of their student’s attendance rate compared to the average and we all strive to be here as much as possible. As better weather and more daylight approach, we hope to see our school maintain our 95% average (or better). Thank you for making every effort to schedule appointments outside of the school day and send your student to school each day.

Coupon Books are Coming February 25th!

We hope you will support students at CPE by promoting our coupon book program. This is a great way to provide opportunities for field trips and place technology in the classrooms. Order forms will be sent home soon. If every student sells 1 book, we will make over 5K in profits! Coupon books will be $10. Please read over the order forms carefully. If we reach our goal of selling 700 books, Mr. Davenport will kiss a Pig.... again! Participating students will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle.

Reminder

*There is another drop off area for grades 1-5*


The CPE parking lot between 7:30 and 7:55

resembles LAX international airport during a holiday weekend. Here are some things you can do to help the situation:


· Pull as far forward in the circle as possible before unloading.

· Say your “goodbyes” and “I love you’s” before unloading.

· Have students exit from the right hand side of the car.

· Avoid passing other vehicles.

· Remind students to walk into the building


To help with the traffic congestion, grades 1-5 may be dropped off and enter through the playground gate on Bush St. Parents may not enter through this gate. If parents wish to enter the school building, please go through the front entrance and sign in. Thank you for helping keep our kids safe.

PTO Meetings at C.P.E.

Thursday, March 7th, 6pm

450 South 4th Street

Central Point, OR

PTO at CPE...Welcome or welcome back from your CPE PTO! We have a great group of parents returning that truly love getting together to help organize and facilitate the many wonderful and worthwhile events throughout the year. What we are really excited about is the chance to get to know you, the person who has wanted to get involved, but just hasn’t had the time or ability. Make this the year you take a chance and get involved, you’ll love it!! We meet on the first Thursday of every Month (except Sept) in the School Library from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Our upcoming meetings are set for March 7th, April 4th and May 2nd at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. We look forward to seeing you there.

3rd Annual Student Exhibition Night is April 26th 5:30-7:30 p.m.

For those of you that attended last year (pretty much the entire city of Central Point...), you know that this is a big event. Students will be showing the community what they have learned and skills they have developed through a project of their choice. There is a lot of work and preparation that goes into this night. We hope you will mark your calendars and join us for a spectacular night with students and teachers. You will not be disappointed. The Taco Truck and Victory Dogs will be here for some yummy food!

Miscellaneous notices and information....

Free Breakfast & Lunch

Each and every day CPE offers a free breakfast & lunch for all students. We start serving students at 7:30 a.m.

Cell Phones

Students must turn off and store their cell phones upon arrival at school. If you or your child need to communicate during the school day, please call the front office. This will help to avoid miscommunication.

Parent Handbook/Website:

The CPE parent handbook is available on the school website for your review. We strongly recommend reviewing the rules/policies of CPE. We have printed versions available upon request in the school office. Our district website address is:

www.district6.org


When Students are ill or absent:

When your student(s) is ill and will not be attending school that day, please call our office. (494-6500). We appreciate all the parents that have made an extra effort to keep us informed this year. Thank you!


Notification to Parents and District Patrons

Central Point School District 6 provides accommodations and special programs for qualified students with a disability. These activities are provided through Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Your child, or a child of your acquaintance, may be eligible for accommodations or special programming. The District maintains assessment resources to determine eligibility for these resources. If you are aware of a child with a potential disability, including children that may require speech or language services, please notify your school Principal or Felicia Holt, Coordinator of Special Education at 494-6231.